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Senior Food Technologist


Research and Development




11076492 Sr Food Technologist

Full Time




This position is responsible for the development of new, innovative products, from concept to final production that meet the customer's needs as well as accomplish Tyson's objective of profitable, efficient production. Activitiesinclude test kitchen development; small scale pilot plant testing, scale-up production at a USDA inspected research facility and finally, involvement with full scale production at a processing plant. Other duties include compiling ingredient statements and formulas for making labels and obtaining USDA approval, reviewing incoming project requests and prioritizing/assigning to appropriate technicians, and other special projects as needed. This position will also be responsiblefor product development activities and conducting research with focus on food safety and shelf life technologies, yield improvement and optimization. Product development and research activities will expand across a broad range of raw and fully cooked red meat and poultry products. Position will be responsible for analyzing, interpreting and presenting data for effective communication of product development and/or research findings to internal/external customers. This position works closely with the technical groups, Food Safety Quality Assurance, Operations, Sales & Marketing, as well as major external customers.


Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Food Science or in an academic fielddirectly related to the job preferred and 5 plus year's R &D experience or Masters/PHD with equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills: Basic computer skills such as generating letters, spreadsheets, and/or graphicsfor personal business use. If using a Tyson business computer system, job requires an understanding of the system features and functionality and how to use these features.

Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Supervisory: NA

Travel: 12 or more domestic trips per year.




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